About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases, which took place in Connecticut. In 1940, Thurgood Marshall is an NAACP lawyer traveling the country defending people of color who are wrongly accused of crimes because of racial prejudice. Upon his return to his New York office, he is sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend Joseph Spell, a chauffeur accused of rape by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, in a case that has gripped the newspapers. In Bridgeport, insurance lawyer Sam Friedman is assigned by his brother to get Marshall admitted to the local bar.
The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson.
PG-13 running time: 2 hours. Originally released in theaters in 2017.
See the film and stay for conversation about it afterward, facilitated by Catherine Capuano.